The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: September 2011

September 15, 2011

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Reader’s Shoe Collection

There is a forum in France (similar in vain to SF in the States) called En Grande Pompe that holds a array of gentleman who just may love shoes as much as I do. Many of these gentleman read The Shoe Snob and several have been over to Gieves & Hawkes to meet me in person, which I found very flattering. Just recently one came over and introduced himself as an advocate of the blog […]

September 14, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

I am really beginning to feel that when they advertise how many mega pixels are on a camera (when you buy it), I don’t think that the number is accurate. These pictures (obviously taken through a mirror) seem to come out so bad, yet I have seen other bloggers do the same thing, with their iphone and the pictures come out tremendously better. Maybe I am the culprit, dysfunctional when it comes to taking photographs. […]

September 13, 2011

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Laszlo Vass: A Private Collection

Laszlo Vass shoes are truly beautiful. And coming from me, who is not the biggest fan of protruding welts and thick soles (at least not on slim dress shoes), it means a lot. He has managed to somehow create a shoe that is dressy, but has a pretty substantial sole on it, yet still be incredibly elegant. This is not easy to do. Maybe that is why, for such a small Hungarian shoemaker, he has […]

September 12, 2011

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Western Boot Factory

First and foremost, please excuse how horrible I look in this picture. It was like 500 degrees outside –as I was in the middle of the desert– and my hair was not feeling it. I had also gained a couple of kilo’s from how incredibly well the Spanish eat, like kings….hence my belly looking like a bloated lump. On another note, most of you know that I was away, in Spain, turning my designs into […]

September 11, 2011

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I’M BACK!!!!† Well, for those of you that read my blog religiously, I just wanted to say sorry that you had to go 4 days without a new post. It even felt long for me, as I was almost going through lack-of-writing withdrawals. But alas, I am back in full effect and have some interesting things to share with all of you. While I can’t talk much about where exactly I went (as in the […]

September 6, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

Today, I felt like wearing my new green brogues. They are somewhat hard to match with so I decided to just wear a predominantly blue outfit, as I feel that the green brogues blend well with these colors. As always I apologize for my pictures, as they are not of the caliber that a proper blogger should have. I am pretty rubbish when it comes to getting good at using cameras, but promise that soon, […]

September 5, 2011

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More Japanese Shoes: Otsuka M-5

While this might be sad to hear (for it shows just how much of a freak that I am), I do not think that there are many things more exciting than discovering new brand of shoes which make exactly what I like. This is very much the case with Japanese shoe brand, Otsuka M-5. While it’s very hard to gather information on this brand, as I do not speak nor read the Japanese language, it […]

September 4, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

For those that have been big time followers of my blog, you will know that I used to do a post called, “My Shoes,” of which I wanted to give you all a chance to see the shoes that I, the self-proclaimed ‘Shoe Snob’, own and allow you all to critique me. But no one did so and I could not be bothered to constantly have to pick a different shoe to wear just to […]

September 2, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Koji Suzuki

I never tire of looking at shoes made by Japanese bespoke shoemakers, such as the ones pictured here by Koji Suzuki. Somthing about their shoes, even though they may be classic styles, always seem to set themselves apart from their competitors. Take the monk strap above, for example. It’s buckles are extremely far apart from eachother and also have concaved details on the leather strap, as opposed to a strap with straight edge lines. Little […]